the FRANKENSLING

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by ruthiexxxx, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. ruthiexxxx

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    so called 'cos it's pig-ugly, mega powerful and made up from diverse body parts.

    Thrown together in a hurry as I just wanted to try a 67" draw (at half-butterfly), a significant increase on my other starship. I put some 30/60 on cut to 11" active length which feels great...ultra light. I might pseudotaper them or maybe switch them to 50/80s so I don't have to draw so far back.

    When I have a break from playing with it I'll tart it up a bit.
     

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  2. BeMahoney

    BeMahoney Builder of things

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    Whoo!

    Very nice shooter! some dye for the light wood
    and you could lease it to a steampunk movie
    production! Well done!!!

    (did I mention I like those floor tiles?- cause I do!)

    Greetings to Andalucia, thanks for sharing!

    Be
     

  3. Ghosth

    Ghosth Over the hill but still swinging!

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    I bet it drives ammo like a hammer too!

    Nice shooter!
     
  4. Schultz

    Schultz New Member

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    Great Design and as always amazing Wood Carving! :cool:
     
  5. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    Looks like the battering ram for a pirate ship, bitchin' work ruthie.

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  6. VWscooby

    VWscooby Senior Member

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    Very cool....erm...is that front end a chair leg?! Great use of the materials at hand!

    I think if you ever inlaid one of you starships with a piece of your floor tiles you would have people beating down your door to buy it! :)
     
  7. JohnKrakatoa

    JohnKrakatoa Loudest boom on Earth

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    cool, whats the max elingation of 50 80 tubes?
     
  8. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    Dolo's on the mark - this looks like a pirate weapon - a tube-powered blunderbuss! You have such a distinct style Ruthie, I really enjoy your work.
     
  9. 4foruglenncoco

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    At first I thought it was jorg's pirate crossbow, great job
     
  10. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Cool! You'll be known as 'Long Ruthie Silver' or something in no time. Yarr...
     
  11. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Yarr, looks great matey!!

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  12. ruthiexxxx

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    Thanks for the lovely feedback guys. :D

    Yes, the 'barrel' is the leg of a small table. I like to use reclaimed timber whenever possible. Partly 'cos I'm an eco goody-two-shoes and partly 'cos it's a long way to the nearest wood supplier!

    I'm afraid I'm a bit haphazard with measurements but I'm stretching the 50/80 from 11" to 67" and it seems happy with that. So far I can say that 50/80 is one of my absolute favourites for tubing
     
  13. ruthiexxxx

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    A quick bit of sanding and a coat of Betun de Judea slathered on crudely (Hell I'm such a messy slut!)

    But OMG it WORKS!!
     

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  14. Ghosth

    Ghosth Over the hill but still swinging!

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    Ruthie, mines not even wood! But it shoots like gangbusters!

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    I think getting those tubes stretched out long and straight makes them shoot fast, hard, and accurate! But whatever floats your boat!

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  15. ruthiexxxx

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    Hey...that's an interesting design Ghosth. Yup, doesn't matter what the frame is made of so long as that rubber gets well stretched. Is that latex Green DubDub?
     
  16. Ghosth

    Ghosth Over the hill but still swinging!

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    Actually my wife found that at the local second hand store for a dollar, so I have no idea what it is. It is heavier than Theraband tube red and larger. And I got enough for 2 shooters out of that piece.
     
  17. Ravensbull

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    I always love your work Ruthie, your 'The Goddess' of wicked cool shooters!
    @ Ghosth, that thing is very nice as well. If you wanted to get fancy, just cement up the joints to lose the tape, sand it down for paint adhesion and go any color you like. I vote camo if you do! :)
     
  18. AngelicScars

    AngelicScars MILF of the board

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    Beautiful work Ruthie!
     
  19. Ghosth

    Ghosth Over the hill but still swinging!

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    Ravensbull Image is nothing, function is everything! Every time I change the rubber I end up changing the draw length to match it. So that is why joints are not glued. Granted I could lose the duct tape, but its a red green thing. I like to put a bit of duct tape on everything I make, just because.

    I have considered building it in wood and making it pretty. Its in the back of my head bouncing around back there. Perhaps it will happen someday, or perhaps I'll wait until when my grandson and I do make it, it becomes his first shooter.
     
  20. studer1972

    studer1972 scooter trash

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    !!!!!!!!